Entering a house adorned with colorful flowers and plants are pleasing to look at, but there are other reasons why these people do that aside from beautifying the place. Studies have shown many health benefits of having indoor plants and flowers. NASA scientists have discovered 50 houseplants that can expel indoor pollutants such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and nitrogen oxides to name a few. These harmful pollutants can cause headaches, allergies, fatigue, and other dreaded diseases.
According to a study conducted by Norway’s University of Agriculture, indoor plants help lessen the chance of getting coughs, colds, sore throat, and fatigue because it increases the level of humidity and decreases dust. Hearing all of these health benefits might finally entice you to start getting a single lavender tree or a single cascade orchid at M&S; or you can even grow your own plants and flowers by purchasing seeds at Renee’s Garden. Aside from the positive effects of house plants and flowers to our health, there are other reasons why we should get those in our house and here are some of them:
Makes Us Happy
Based on a research made by Chicago-based cardiologist Bruno Cortis, hospital patients whose room has a garden view were able to recover faster than those who doesn’t have any window in their room. Staring at plants or flowers can make people feel more relaxed and optimistic. It also makes people closer to nature, and help them escape all the daily stress.
Gives Us Self-Worth
Plants are just like having our own pet because it needs TLC (tender, love, and care) even if it can’t talk to us. We need to water it daily, put fertilizer, and take it out to have its daily dose of the sun. Seeing your flower grow from a tiny bud into full-bloom can make you feel fulfilled because you were able to take care of it really well. It can give us a feeling of self-worth knowing that this plant or flower depends on us solely.